The Modest Master’s Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop


Stills from a movie by Meeuwsontwerpt showing Interbellum Grafiek editions screenprinted by Kees Maas with a large variety of artists.

Exhibition & presentations From 2 to 17 November at Nautilus Expobar, Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam. Co-curated together with Richard Niessen for the Palace of Typographic Masonry, celebrating the work of master screenprinter Kees Maas.

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November 2nd, 2019
, Posted in Shows/Installations

Secret Creatures

Title Secret Creatures of the Temple 
Year 2019
Size  H 700 x W 500 mm
Technique 3 colour (white, metallic silver, black) screenprint on black 270 grams/m2 Rainbow paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints
Printing HL at Kees Maas zeefdruk

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October 4th, 2019
, Posted in Posters, Shows/Installations

All-over MKG


Opening All-over show, Museum Kunst und Gewerbe

For the first time after ending our collaboration as Golden Masters (1998 – 2002), Richard Niessen and me are exhibiting together at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

Show All-over – Neues Grafikdesign aus den Niederlanden
Dates September 13 – January 5, 2020
Curator Jürgen Döring

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September 13th, 2019
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Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28


A poster from my graduation project (left) is on display at the Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 anniversary exhition.

Graduation Show Posters 1987–2018
From ’90s boy bands, shocking signatures, world maps, peckish beaks, and magic mushrooms, visit the basement of the Rietveld (RV) Building to view the physical archive of the Academie’s graduation posters, the earliest from 1987 and the most recent from last year. Produced using an array of print methods across time—Screen Printing, Book Printing, Offset, Digital—these posters are visual marks in the illustrious history of the Academie.

The graduation show poster archive was earlier compiled by Henk Groenendijk.

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November 3rd, 2018
, Posted in Rietveld Academie, Shows/Installations

De Grote Kunst Show

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On stage with wonderful Flemish presentator Katrijn Van Bouwel at De Grote Kunst Show at Leidsche Schouwburg, June 11th. Photography Maarten Nauw.

Talking about Untitled (1990), an early painting by Jan van der Ploeg from the collection of Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden.

De Grote Kunst Show is organised & curated by Nina Folkersma & Johan Idema.

Nice to be back at the theatre after some time!

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June 11th, 2017
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70 years of Dutch stamps at Rijksmuseum

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Kind en Computer stamps (The Child and the Computer) by Golden Masters (2001), alongide with Kind en Kleur (The Child and Color, 2002) by Jan Bons (below).

Exhibition
70 jaar Nederlandse postzegels (70 years of Dutch stamps) in het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, April 26 – November 6, 2017.

From the collection of the Museum of Communication, curated by Mr. Julius Vermeulen.

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April 26th, 2017
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In Hospital

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No, I’m not in hospital fortunately, but my work is… (Photography Jeroen Glas)

Exhibition Rijnstate ziekenhuis, April 2 – May 28, 2017.

Curated by Jeroen Glas & Mirjam Geelink.

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April 2nd, 2017
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High Spirits

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On september 24, Maarten Verweij (left) and I exhibited at the portiersloge (porter’s loge at the entrance of this former militairy area) during Code Rood. Maarten showed some of his autonomous prints which I tried to match in color or atmosphere.

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September 25th, 2016
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Dusky bird 3/3 – Printing

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Title Dusky Bird, part of the Grind the Gap (pilot)project
Year 2016
Organized by Plaatsmaken
Technique Screenprint, each sheet 4-5 x black, 1 x opaque white ink
Size Separate sheets 92 x 126 cm
Printing Harmen Liemburg at Plaatsmaken
Edition 12 unique prints

Available in shop & also for sale at Plaatsmaken.

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July 22nd, 2016
, Posted in Print, Shows/Installations

Dusky Bird 2/3 – Process

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Nightjar in woodgravure, from Brehm A.E. (ca. 1911). Das Leben der Tieren, found in the library of Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis in Leiden.

Dusky Bird process, part of the 2016 Grind the Gap (pilot)project.

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July 21st, 2016
, Posted in Print, Shows/Installations